Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

I thought it prudent to write a brief post to explain what Diabetic Ketoacidosis is, in the simplest terms, before launching into the next post in my Eating Disorder Series.

People often mistakenly associate it with the Ketogenic Diet. So we will head there first . . .

Ketoacidosis is not an elongated word related to a Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic or ‘keto’ diet is where carbohydrates are restricted in comparison to what most folk living in the Western World are eating. The Keto Diet is followed by many people, with and without diabetes, to help control their blood sugar levels and other conditions it lays claims to help with. No doubt people follow it for other reasons also. I am not supportive or . . .

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It won't always Workout

It won't always Workout

Happy Monday and here’s a quick update on recent happenings here . . .

I’m not about to start writing about how to control blood sugars when exercising. I’d need a rather large book and more than a level scoop of patience to start exploring this mystery. Please speak with your diabetes medical team on how to get started on that road of discovery. It can be super-easy or super-complex and Your Diabetes Most Certainly Will Vary. This should be a new acronym. YDMCWV. Or maybe let’s just stick with . . .

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Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

My mobile phone rang and I recognised the number right away; it was one of the therapists I’d been seeing. This particular therapist performed colonic irrigation treatments. I’d started these trendy treatments the year before and they’d become a huge part of my addictive cycle. My polluted mind had decided they provided a clean slate when things went ‘wrong’ during and between diets.

A reputable therapist will not perform the number of treatments I received at the intervals I received them. To grace this person with the title ‘therapist’ is doing an injustice to those who place their clients’ health ahead of their own pocket. But at the time, I believed she was some kind of guru. To my mind, I’d found a therapist who would . . .

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January Update

January Update

I’ve been writing about my former eating disorder for a while now and I fancied a catch up instead today. Let’s have a good old natter . . .

Amidst all the eating disorder writing—which takes a lot of time, recollection and in honesty, is pretty challenging too—I’ve been creating a HUGE ARRAY of wonderful dishes. Mostly due to the recipe books I received for Christmas. Thank you Nigella Lawson.

I’m a big Nigella fan and her . . .

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Eating Disorder Series Part 2: Cycles of Despair

Eating Disorder Series Part 2: Cycles of Despair

My first diet book had failed me and I was beyond disappointed. I’d pinned everything on it. It was supposed to fix me and all that was wrong with me. Even through my naivety, I knew it was the book at fault and not me—I’d followed every rule to the letter.

I remembered the exhilaration when I’d first picked it out; how alluring it had been as I ran my hands over its striking cover and how its words had . . .

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